The Houston Texans are short favorites per the NFL betting odds against the Buffalo Bills this week, and they will attempt to make it out of the Wild Card Round for just the fourth time in their short history. Houston has never had a first-round bye, but the Texans are no strangers to Wild Card Weekend, playing in the first round of the playoffs for the sixth time this decade on Saturday. Meanwhile, Buffalo is hoping to end one of the J. C. Ramirez Jersey NFLs longest postseason victory droughts, as its been 25 years since the Bills last won a playoff game. There are other betting options for this game besides simply picking a winner or betting a total though, so lets look at some other plays.
Deshaun Watson over/under 250.5 pa sing yards
Watson has thrown for 250 yards or more eight times this season, and he will be facing one of the best defenses in the league in Buffalo. The Bills have one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL in TreDavious White, and linebacker Terrell Edmunds is already one of the leagues best despite being 22 years old.
Houstons star quarterback has not Luis Valbuena Jersey faced many top defenses this year, but he did have an excellent outing in leading the Texans past the New England Patriots in early December. However, he only threw for 234 yards in that game, and he only managed to throw for 169 yards against the other Blank Jersey top defense he faced in Baltimore. The Texans receiving corps is banged up too with Kenny Stills and Will Fuller nursing injuries ahead of Saturdays game, so the under is the play here.
Josh Allen over/under 216.5 pa sing yards
Allen is the least accurate quarterback in the playoffs. He threw for over 3,000 yards, but he completed just 58.8 percent of his pa ses on the year. The second-year quarterback from Wyoming has a cannon for an arm, yet his longest completion all season was 53 yards, and that was on a busted coverage against New England two weeks ago.
John Brown and Cole Beasley were both fine offseason acquisitions, but those are the only two players that Allen targets with any regularity. The next leading receiver on the Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Jersey team is tight end Dawson Knox with 388 yards and two touchdowns, so Houston knows what to expect from Allen. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel has e sentially had two weeks to prepare for this offense, so the under is the better play.
Carlos Hyde over/under 64.5 rushing yards
This was the first year that Hyde ran for over 1,000 yards in a season, and Houston loves to lean on the bruising running back. However, his production tailed off at the end of the season, and he ran for under 30 yards in four of the Texans last five games. Buffalo is allowing 4.2 YPC this year despite having an excellent defense, so Hyde has the potential to surpa s this total Huston Street Jersey , but its unlikely given his recent form and the play of Houstons offensive line down the stretch.
Josh Allen over/under 33.5 rushing yards
The over here is one of the best props on the board. Allen is averaging 4.7 YPC, and he will be unleashed in the playoffs. He is the second-best running quarterback in the postseason, and Houston has not had much succe s stopping the run. The Texans are conceding 4.8 YPC this year, and its unlikely that J.J. Watt will do much to slow down this ground game. He is returning from a torn pectoral muscle earlier than expected, so he will be at much le s than 100 percent.
Dont be surprised if Allen totes the ball more than Devin Dylan Bundy Jersey Singletary or Frank Gore. He has surprising speed for a quarterback his size, and he can bowl over smaller defenders.Dawson Knox Over/Under 24.5 Receiving Yards
Buffalo doesnt prioritize getting the ball to its tight ends like other teams in the league, but Sean McDermott will likely ask Allen to target Knox four or five times on Saturday afternoon. Houston has allowed tight ends to catch 70 pa ses for 829 yards and six touchdowns this season, and Knox can use his frame to exploit mismatches in the back seven.